Brigid's FAQ

Brigid's FAQ

2023 is a mass reappraisal year with new values effective on your January 2024 tax bill.

Deeds are filed with the Hamilton County Recorder.  Contact the Recorder for assistance.  The website is or call (513) 946-4570.

Yes, the e-alert system for Hamilton County is managed by the County Recorder:

The Hamilton County Treasurer bills and collects property taxes.  Contact The Treasurer at or call (513) 946-4800 for assistance.

The County Treasurer bills and collects property taxes.  Go to the County Treasurer's website for dates and details at

The County Treasurer bills and collects property taxes.  Contact the Treasurer at with any changes.

The most complete information would be available in the County Recorder's office where all deeds, mortgages, and other recorded documents are filed.  Go to for more information or call (513) 946-4570.

The aerial imagery and CAGIS information on the Auditor's website are approximate.  The only way to know where the exact property lines are is to hire a licensed surveyor to read your deed and mark the lines with surveyor stakes.  The exact measurements of a property are found in the legal description on the deed, filed in the County Recorder's office.

Taxes are calculated annually based on multiple factors including the rate of taxation set by the State of Ohio and tax levies in effect for your jurisdiction. There is no procedure through the Auditor's office to change rates or levies on your individual property. You can however file to lower your property's value if you believe the property value, based on recent sales in your area, justify a change in value. Go to the Board of Revision page for more information at   You may also qualify for the Homestead program. Check out the Homestead program qualifications:

Contact your political jurisdiction to see if your local jurisdiction offers abatements and what the qualifications are.  To download the list of all properties with an abatement, an exemption, or a TIF, go to

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The Hamilton County Sheriff's office manages bank and tax foreclosure auctions.  Go to for more information.

Go to the Auditor's Valuation page to download the current tax information file, or to download previous years' files.

Check with the County Recorder's office where all deeds, mortgages, and other recorded documents are filed.  Go to for more information or call (513) 946-4570.

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No, transfer/sale amounts are public record under Ohio Law, along with ownership information.  The most recent transfer information is posted on the property information screen. Prior ownership names and transfer amounts are listed on the transfer tab.  If the most recent transfer was an exempt transfer where no money was exchanged (for example a quit-claim deed), then $ 0 is listed on the property information page.

All active parcels in Hamilton County are listed in our data. Sometimes a USPS does not match our parcel data.  For example a commercial parcel may have several buildings, each with its own USPS mailing address.  To identify such a parcel, use the range search to pull up an address close by, then go to Aerial Imagery, click on the layers tab, and check the parcelmerged box to get the correct parcel number.

Retired parcels (parcels cut-up or consolidated) are no longer taxable and will not show up in our data.  New parcels as a result of cut-ups or consolidations will display when they become taxable.  Call (513) 946-4000 for any questions on these parcels.

We cannot predict future taxes.  If you want an estimate, pull up the property on our website and go to the tax distribution page.  That shows the current property tax distribution.  In the middle of the screen is the "Calculate" box.  Type in the purchase price and click the calculate box to see what the taxes would be this year based on your purchase price.  This estimate would not include any upcoming levy adjustments for future years.  Please keep in mind the property may be on Homestead or CAUV for which you may not qualify.  Call (513) 946-4000 for further assistance in those cases.

Pull up your property on our website.  When the property information screen displays, click on the blue highlighted word "sales" in the appraisal area box on the upper left of the screen.  The list that displays shows all sales in your appraisal area during the last few years.  You would have to review those properties to see which properties are similar to yours.

Zoning is handled by the local jurisdiction in which your property is located.   It may or may not be the same as the land use code.  Contact the Building Department of the local jurisdiction where the property is located.

The Auditor Land Use Code (LUC) defines how the Auditor categorizes the property for assessment purposes only. It is not a true representation of the legal zoning designation. For more information on zoning and legal property usage, please contact the local zoning department in which the property is located.

Yes, check out our rental registration page:

Exact dimensions are described on your deed which is available through the County Recorder.  Go to for more information or call (513) 946-4570.

The aerial imagery and CAGIS tabs on our website show approximate property lines, not exact lines.

The County Auditor has no file of building plans.   Building plans are filed with the Building Department in which the property is located, since the Building Department has the responsibility of reviewing plans and issuing permits.   Depending on how old the plans would be would determine whether or not they are still on file.

We do not have a public database of phone numbers or email addresses. However, if a phone number is provided to us on a specific document scanned to a specific parcel, the phone number is public record and can be viewed on our website when viewing the parcel's information.